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Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions and go wherever the answers take us.

Brains On! Science podcast for kids American Public Media

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Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions and go wherever the answers take us.

    For crying out loud: All about tears

    For crying out loud: All about tears

    It’s something so natural that we take it for granted — but when you think about it, it’s a little strange. Why does water come out of our eyes? And why does it happen when we’re happy? Or sad? Or scared? Or exhausted? In this episode we dive into our mysterious emotional tears, find out […]

    • 32 分鐘
    Canine club: From wolves to dogs!

    Canine club: From wolves to dogs!

    How did wolves go from wild, untamed animals to the friendly furballs we know as dogs? In this episode we’ll learn about how our canine companions evolved. Plus, we’ll get a howling lesson, meet a pack of Alaskan wolves that moved to the Minnesota Zoo and hear what wolves mean to members of the Anishinabe Nation.
    And don’t forget: an action packed Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um about chapped lips.
    This episode is sponsored by Perfect Snacks (perfectbar.com/brainson) and Blinkist (blinkist.com/brains).

    • 34 分鐘
    Mirrors, sequins and glitter: what makes them shine?

    Mirrors, sequins and glitter: what makes them shine?

    Have you ever entered the mirror-verse and heard yourself talking back? Well, that’s what happens in today’s episode.
    We take a look (pun intended) at how mirrors work and talk to a scientist to find out what color they are. And in a history of sequins, we learn why, for a long time, rain was a disaster for glittery gowns. Not only can you make today’s Mystery Sound, but you can use it to spiff up your crafts.
    All that, plus a Moment of Um about why words start sounding funny funny funny funny funny when you repeat them.

    This episode is sponsored by:
    KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brainson), Laurel Springs Online School (laurelsprings.com/brainson), and the MacMillan Kids book, “Astronauts: Women on the final frontier” (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781626728776).

    • 28 分鐘
    Aliens and UFOs: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 4

    Aliens and UFOs: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 4

    In the final episode of our series about myths and legends, we’re launching our imaginations into outer space!
    Monster expert Emily Zarka tells us about her favorite alien and why aliens fascinate so many people. In the Hoax Hunters season finale, Marc and Sanden bring us a UFO spoof. Plus, scientists give us the lowdown on the real quest for extraterrestrial life — we haven’t found any... yet. And, planets and moons compete for the title of ‘most likely to have life’.
    A new moment of um keeps us outside the atmosphere: why does space look so dark if the sun is so bright?
    Today’s episode is sponsored by The American Dental Association (ada.org/brains). You can support Brains On at brainson.org/donate and get a bonus Mystery Sound Extravaganza episode in January!

    • 31 分鐘
    Mermaids, Kraken and the Loch Ness Monster: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 3

    Mermaids, Kraken and the Loch Ness Monster: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 3

    What’s lurking in the depths of the ocean? Or your local loch? We’re diving deep into the world of water-dwelling mythical creatures in part three of our series on myths. We’ll talk with monster expert Emily Zarka and learn about the very real creature that may have inspired the tale of the Kraken. We’ll also hear from a frustrated manatee and dugong, and get caught up on all the latest deep sea trends. Marc and Sanden are back with a Hoax Hunters about the Loch Ness Monster. Plus, a Moment of Um about our physical reaction to fear.Today’s episode is sponsored by Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. You can support Brains On at brainson.org/donate and get a bonus Mystery Sound Extravaganza episode this January!

    • 30 分鐘
    Lost Cities: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 2

    Lost Cities: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 2

    Was Atlantis a real city? If not, why have so many people gone looking for it? In part two of our series on modern myths and legends, we’re searching for lost cities.
    We’ll trace the origins of El Dorado, and head to the ruins of an actual lost city in Egypt. We'll find out how mangrove trees could help prevent cities from being lost to climate change, and Sanden and Marc are back with another edition of Hoax Hunters. Plus, a Moment of Um about how tattoos stay put.
    Today’s episode is sponsored by Quip (getquip.com/brains), KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brains), American Dental Association (ADA.org/brains) and Stitch Fix Kids (stitchfix.com/kids/brains). You can support Brains On at brainson.org/donate and get a bonus Mystery Sound Extravaganza episode this January!

    • 30 分鐘

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